The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage
Rank 245 219 241
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs citing Sage 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.13% 0.066%
As % of the Vendors category 0.021% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Average daily rate - £380 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £380 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.30 £16.20 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-30.24% +4.51%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4654 4075 5404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.96% 48.62% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2323 1980 2368
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £209 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 324 368
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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England

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sage across the South East region.

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the South East region.

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -12 1 - - 8
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - - 4
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England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage.

1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Epicor
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Sage 200
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) Line 500
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Sophos
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (42.86%) Sage 200
2 2 (28.57%) Line 500
3 1 (14.29%) SalesLogix
3 1 (14.29%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) IPv4
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Implementation Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) ERP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) ERP Implementation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Management
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Epicor
3 2 (28.57%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco